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PETA Pulls Ads Featuring Michelle Obama


This image released by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals shows a new PETA ad that features Carrie Underwood, first lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Tyra Banks. (AP)

An animal-rights group says it is pulling an ad campaign that used the likeness of First Lady Michelle Obama without her permission.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals used photos of Michelle Obama in an anti-fur campaign because the First Lady does not wear fur. But they never received authorization from her to use her image.

PETA, meanwhile, is urging the White House to take a stand against the Ringling Bros. circus, which last week debuted its newest performing elephant, "Baby Barack."

PETA says the elephants are abused and wrote to the White House Tuesday urging it to repudiate the circus' use of Baby Barack.

Vienna-based Feld Entertainment, which owns the circus, says its elephants are well cared for and using the name Barack is intended as an honor.